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Discussion in 'Taking a Break From Flooring' started by Jon Scanlan, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    I updated my wagon for work with a 2019 Ford ST Edge with about 17 thousand ks which is made in Canada NEW ONE.jpg
     
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  2. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    This is the one I replaced as it is 13 years old and costing me too much on repairs About $4000 in the last couple of weeks
    Trade in value of the Falcon $500 full of rust 250.000 ks. Worth $350 on the books
    OLD ONE.jpg
    Both wagons have about the same room inside
     
  3. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    I could have never worked out of a vehicle that small. You must not need many tools or supplies.
     
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  4. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    As i only do vinyl I dont need a lot of space for rubber carpet etc
    I can actually get 3m wide vinyl as long as its not a big roll into the back with it going through to the front window, 2m wide lays on the floor with the tail gate shut. Checking the new one both size rolls should still go
    It took me 4 hours to empty the old wagon out of 13 years stuff I "might" need one day BACK OF WAGON.jpg
     
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  5. Chris 45

    Chris 45 Director of P.R. on some deserted island. I Support TFP

    You sure that’s not mark’s old work car?
     
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  6. Tom Potter

    Tom Potter I Support TFP

    Good lord, would you look at that.

    Suddenly I feel great about the mess I work out of. Lol
     
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  7. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti Senior Member

    I see hoarders going down the road more organized than that! Just messn with ya Jon, no way to organize I could post a pic of my shed, it’s only half full and I climb on top of everything.

    Congrats on the update.
     
  8. Commercial Floor Rep

    Commercial Floor Rep I Support TFP Published

    I haven't seen a station wagon since about the mid 1980's. I didn't even know they made them anymore.

    I like the new ride. I've been eyeing that same vehicle myself. Well done Jon!
     
  9. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    He don't need a lot of space because he is always on a cruise, or jetting off around the world. All he needs is one of those pregnant roller skates to hold a utility knife, roller, straight edge, and a trowel. Really a lunch box on wheels would work.

    :old:

    Daris
     
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  10. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    The old wagon was a 4 litre petrol so I thought by dropping down to a 2litre Turbo diesel, thats the only motor you can get in NZ, would lack any boggie power. With the few ks I have driven it really surprises me with the power and I havent tried the sport mode yet which is meant to make it more sportise There is heaps of room in the back So far very pleased with it Just got to learn what all the buttons and safety things do
    It doesnt like backing up the rise on my drive which I think maybe the cameras on the back are picking things like walls up and stopping the car
     
  11. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    You should get a small trailer to tow to keep the car nice.
     
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  12. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Its bad enough around here with just a wagon due to the traffic and trying to find parking let alone having a trailer
    They are building apartments everywhere with most people having at least two cars I feel sorry for the bus drivers trying to get their buses around all the parked cars on the roads
     
  13. Graeme

    Graeme Pro Member

    Nice car Jon. I hope we packed the back with Maple syrup from Quebec and a nice bottle of wine from British Columbia.
     
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  14. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    Wine isn't what anyone wants from BC "Gram"

    ...that's my pun for the day
     
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  15. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Graeme you guys put the wipers on the wrong side, every time I go to put the indicators on the bloody wipers go
    Nice wagon to drive slowly getting used to all the safety bits
    As it was an ex demo the car salesman probably got all the goodies in it
     
  16. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    I did that the first night I tried to turn the wipers on in the sprinter... they are opposite side to my other work van and I couldn't figure out why the rpm was so high... turns out I put it in neutral
     
  17. Jon Scanlan

    Jon Scanlan That Kiwi Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    At least your Canadian friends put the steering wheel on the right side for us :)
     
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  18. Mark Brown

    Mark Brown On The Surface Flooring I Support TFP

    That was frindly of them ;)
     
  19. Graeme

    Graeme Pro Member

    I remember driving a big station wagon on a surf trip to Oz... had an automatic transmission on the steering column. Every time I tried to turn on the indicator to signal a lane change, I ended up shifting into reverse. Drive safely.
     
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  20. Graeme

    Graeme Pro Member

    Top notch pun from our friend on the island! I was giving a presentation last week talking about moisture testing. They were asking if the RH was better than Calcium Chloride testing... I mentioned that every installer I knew that had a gram scale in the work van was using it for more than moisture testing. I will be sure to give them your number Mark ;)
     
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